| Insane high price [message #39336] Mon, 28 November 2011 00:39 UTC
Well, there are 2 things that are confusing me:|
1. 3D Studio Max tells me that the object that you find attached is 40 cm x 40 cm x 21.6 cm
When I export it in .stl format and open it in Netfabb it says 40 mm x 40 mm x 21.60 mm why?!?!
But it's not over! If i send it to shapeways the system sends me this:
Unfortunately, we were not able to process and thus print your product. The error message was:
Your object has not the correct size.
The size is 4000.00 x 4000.00 x 2160.00 cm / 1574.80 x 1574.80 x 850.39 inch.
2. I scale down the model in 3ds max till it says that the object has these dimensions:
0.4cm x 0.4 cm x 0.4cm
But now, if i send it to shapeways, everything its ok, exception made for... THE PRICE
5,294.27 € for an empty white plastic box?!?!?!?
That's what it says:
Tell me that i've wrong something, it's impossible that the price is so high...
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[Updated on: Mon, 28 November 2011 00:41 UTC]
|Re: Insane high price [message #39349 is a reply to message #39336 ] Mon, 28 November 2011 07:48 UTC
Unfortunately the price is right.|
For 1 cm of thickness your voulume is approximativaly:
At $1.5 per cm3 and 1.4€K per $ is is 5200€ which match your price.
3D printing is not adapted for such a big object (try laser cutting, perhaps).
Concerning your problem of dimension, please, check this post:
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=7219&a mp;a mp;start=0&
[EDIT] And welcome to Shapeways. I hope you will find other projects more suitable for 3D printing.
[Updated on: Mon, 28 November 2011 07:49 UTC]
So many things to design, so little time...